Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC70

What a super-duper week it's been here in
The Cafe!
We had such a great time meeting so many new
people as you joined in our very first
'Combined Grind Challenge'.
with the girls from CASE Study Challenge.
This fun *twist* didn't throw any of you!
There was some pretty CrAzY creativity on offer!

Before we go any further, we are thrilled to name
the winner of the 'Combined Grind Challenge.
This is the person who followed the requirements 
and entered both challenges to qualify.
This winner wins the amazing 
Ippity prize package valued at $30!

Congratulations to:
Erin T

 Erin, please contact Julie Ranae at to receive your prize.

Our regular 'Cup of the Week' Winner
will be announced at the end of this post
as usual.

It's time to get back to basics with
another fantastic color challenge for you!

Let's hear from Senior Designer Ruby 2 Shoes 
who is your host for this week...

"I came across this gorgeous photo on
Julie Ebersole's blog and she very kindly said I
could use it for my colour story.
As soon as I saw it, I smiled.
It's just so cheerful and inviting.
I'm sure it's no secret that I love my bright colours,
and this is just fab!
Hope you enjoy using them as much as I did with
my quirky little character!"

This week's guest designer is the super-talented
Maria Gurnsey...

"I started paper crafting as a scrapbooker and 
purposely avoided stamps 
because I didn’t want to fund another hobby.
Who knew paper could get so expensive. 
Eventually I caved and now my craft room is filled with stamps.  
 I love combining scrapbooking and stamping but I spend most 
of my time making cards.   
They are little pieces of art that I love sharing. 
I currently design for {ippity} by Unity stamps 
and Rubbernecker.  I’m also an {ippity} chick and sell the stamps on my{Sales Blog}   
I’m most proud of the 
Gurnsey Gingham stamp that was named after me.  
 I’m a gingham fanatic…hence the name of my blog 
{Gingham and Polka Dots}
I have been published in Paper Crafts magazine and love the 
friends that I have made online through this hobby.   
Challenge blogs are one of my favorite ways to get my 
mojo flowing and  
The Play Date CafĂ© 
is one of my favorites.
Thank you to all the designers for letting me 
play along this week."

How fun to also have Maria as this week's sponsor!

and how very cool that you have an opportunity
to win her 'namesake' image along with another
amazing set of stamps from Ippity,
a prize package worth $30!!!

Now for some more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

Senior Designer

 Private Blend Designer 

Senior Designer

Senior Designer
Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE RULES carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge. 
Interpret the colors the way you see them. 
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun! 
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals. 
You are welcome to combine challenges, 
but we do ask that:
 1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.
See complete rules on sidebar at left

The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee

Another great challenge has come to a close.
A very warm thank you to all who entered.
This challenge is only successful because of YOU
so please, PLEASE play with us again!

This Week's Fab 4...
(in alphabetical order)

The Fab can proudly display the
'I Made the Fab 4'
badge on their blogs!

The Cream in our Coffee...
( honorable mentions in random order )

This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!


The Cup of the Week...

Anya wins the individual entry prize from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Cup of the Week Winner
please contact Julie Ranae at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Wow, so excited that I won some new fabulous stamps! Congrats to all the winners, such amazing cards.

  2. so fun! congrats to the winners and congrats to maria! love her work. all the sample cards are gorgeous.

  3. Congrats everyone! What a lovely surprise to see my card included in the fab 4 - thanks so much:) The colour combination is gorgeous this week and I love the wonderful inspiration from the DT and Maria! I'll have to go rooting in my supplies for these colours!

  4. Congrats to all the winners! I had so much fun last week, I decided to come back and play again this week! Beautiful inspiration photo and fantastic DT samples! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Congrats to everyone! This combined challenge was a blast and the new colour challenge looks scrumptious :)

  6. congrats to all the winners....thanks so much for the fab 4 pick...have a super weekend gals!

    enjoy *~*

  7. Congrats to the winners of our combined challenge! You all did a wonderful job :)
    For this week's challenge, I used pastel equivalents of these bold colours... :) :)

  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  9. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks so much for the "Cream in our Coffee" badge that I can proudly display on my blog! Another great challenge this week and many thanks for the wonderful and inspirational DT cards.
    Greetings from South Africa,

  10. Congratulations to the cups and the creams!

    I loved doing this challenge because it is my normal color palette!

  11. Congrats to all the winners last week. I love the colors this week....bright, cheerful, happy!
    Beautiful inspiration, girls.

  12. Great color challenge and love the DT samples... Congrats to the winners both the cups/creams (such a cool name!)

  13. congrats ladies...wonderful work from the DT too....thank you for the inspiration...I had fun with this color combo!